VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: V2P Developed to Improve Pedestrian Safety
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General Motors has been developing a two-way communications technology called V2P, or vehicle to pedestrian communication, to support a driver’s ability to safely operate their vehicle around pedestrians and cyclists. V2P uses two different types of technology, GPS and wireless communications to send and receive its location information to other users.
The new miniaturized technology, about the size of a cell phone, will allow pedestrians and cyclists to wear transponders that will give drivers with transponder-equipped vehicles warning when they are getting too close. In the future, GM hopes to make this technology available to pedestrians by offering it to cell phone and keyfob manufacturers.
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SOURCE Medialink and General Motors